Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officially rescinded the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and implemented a six month phase out process. Pursuant to its official memorandum and FAQ, USCIS will allow current DACA recipients to keep their work authorization

On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the rescission of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) pursuant to President Donald J. Trump’s decision to terminate DACA.  On the same day the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued an official memorandum outlining how it

As people digest the possible immigration changes of a new administration in Washington, there is an effort to calm the anxiety.

Today, President Obama issued a statement that is aimed at “DREAMers” who have had the opportunity to come out of the shadows, secure a legal status, including employment authorization and a driver’s license by

It’s hard to write about the immigration consequences of the election in a non-political way.  Campaign rhetoric makes millions of immigrants and millions more citizens anxious.  The immigrants include people who are undocumented and those who are documented, new arrivals, longtime residents and prospective immigrants to the US.  Most of the immigration-related campaign themes of

This week, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear the challenge to President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action regarding the exercise “prosecutorial discretion” for certain undocumented parents of US citizen children.  The program was announced in November 2014 and enjoined before it was implemented.  The injunction that was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals

What should an employer do?  The employee provides facially valid documents and completes Section 1 of the I-9 .  Time goes by… one fine day, the employee presents the employer with new documents, perhaps in a different name.  The employee discloses that the first set of documents were not valid, they were fakes, good fakes,

There is bad news for those hoping to avail of expanded DACA eligibility.  You may recall that President Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action (IAEA) set the stage for several million people to be eligible for DACA employment authorization.   USCIS had announced plans to begin accepting employment card applications from these newly eligible applicants beginning today. 

Note added on February 18, 2015:  Yesterday, a judge in South Texas issued a preliminary injunction which prevents (at least temporarily) the Immigration Service’s planned implementation of the DACA expansion. 

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DACA expansion, the first part of the President’s Executive Action goes live on February 18th.  USCIS has issued new forms, instructions ,

President Obama’s recent executive actions relating to immigration have sparked a firestorm from detractors and jubilation from supporters. Known as “Immigration Accountability Executive Action” (IAEA), the Executive Action addresses some decades-old problems with our immigration system, which supporters and detractors alike describe as “broken.” IAEA is not an act of Congress and can only go